GE® 230/208 Volt Heat/Cool Room Air Conditioner AGE12DB user guide

230/208 Volt outlet type.
To open the vent, pull the lever toward you.

To close it, push it in.

Operating Instructions

Air DirectionSide-to-Side

The side-to-side air direction is adjusted by moving the lever to the left or right.

Installation Instructions

Air DirectionUp and Down

Fingertip pressure on the bank of horizontal louvers adjusts the air direction up or down.

Troubleshooting Tips

Water Drain Valve

When the outside temperature drops below

58F and the unit is set for heating, a drain valve opens up to release water from the base pan.

This is normal and prevents water from freezing in the base pan and interfering with the outdoor fan.

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Grille and Case

Turn the air conditioner off and remove the plug from the wall outlet before cleaning.

Outdoor Coils

The coils on the outdoor side of the air conditioner should be checked regularly.

If they are clogged with dirt or soot they may be professionally steam cleaned, a service available through your GE service outlet.

Operating Instructions

Safety Instructions

Care and cleaning of the air conditioner.

Installation Instructions

Air Filter

The air filter behind the front grille should be checked and cleaned at least every 30 days or more often if necessary.

To remove:

Open the inlet grille upward by pulling out the bottom of the inlet grille.

Using the tab, pull up slightly on the filter to release it and pull it down.

Clean the filter with warm, soapy water. Rinse and let the filter dry before replacing it.

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Troubleshooting Tips

DO NOT operate the air conditioner without a filter because dirt and lint will clog it and reduce performance.

To clean, use water and a mild detergent. Do not use bleach or abrasives.

Safety Instructions

Preparing to install the air conditioner.

Read these instructions completely and carefully.

Before You Begin

NOTE TO INSTALLER: Leave these instructions with the air conditioner after installation is completed.


Do not change the plug on the power cord of this air conditioner.

For personal safety, this air conditioner must be properly grounded.

Operating Instructions

NOTE TO CONSUMER: Keep this Owners Manual and Installation Instructions for future use.

Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord.

Aluminum house wiring may present special problemsconsult a qualified electrician.

It is important to have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a qualified electrician if there is any doubt as to whether a proper ground exists.

Follow National Electric Codes (NEC) and/or local codes and ordinances.

60 Hz grounded outlet protected with a

15-amp time delay fuse or circuit breaker. protected with a time delay fuse or circuit breaker. These models should be installed on their own single branch circuit for best performance and to prevent overloading house or apartment wiring circuits, which could cause a possible fire hazard from overheating wires.

The 3-prong grounding plug minimizes the possibility of electric shock hazard. If the wall outlet you plan to use is only a 2-prong outlet, it is your responsibility to have it replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet.

Troubleshooting Tips

Tools You Will Need

? Phillips-head screwdriver

? Scissors or knife

? Flat-blade screwdriver

? Ruler or tape measure

Installation Instructions

Electrical Requirements

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Parts included.

Top mounting rail window gasket

Operating Instructions

Safety Instructions

Window installation instructions.

Installation Instructions

Top mounting rail seal strip

Frame guide (2)

Troubleshooting Tips

Sill support (2)

Window locking

Type A (16)

Type B (3)

Type C (5)

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Safety Instructions

Read completely, then follow step-by-step.

Window Requirements

? These instructions are for a standard doublehung window. You will need to modify them for other types of windows.

? The air conditioner can be installed without the accordion panels if needed to fit in a narrow window. See the window opening dimensions to the right.

? All supporting parts must be secured to firm wood, masonry or metal.

Operating Instructions

27? to 39?

(with accordion panels)

? The electrical outlet must be within reach of the power cord.

237?8? min.

(without accordion panels)

A storm window frame will not allow the air conditioner to tilt towards the outside and will keep it from draining properly. To adjust for this, attach a piece of wood to the stool.

1/2? higher than frame

Storm window

Installation Instructions

Storm Window Requirements


LENGTH: Long enough to fit inside the window

THICKNESS: To determine the thickness, place a piece of wood on the stool to make it 1/2? higher than the top of the storm window frame.

Attach securely with nails or screws provided by the installer.

Troubleshooting Tips

Consumer Support

Safety Instructions

Window installation instructions.

Remove the Air Conditioner From the Case

Remove the 2 shipping screws from the back of the case.

Remove the 2 screws on each side of the case.

Keep these for later use.

Slide the air conditioner from the case by gripping the base pan handle and pulling forward while bracing the case.

Remove the backing from the top mounting rail seal strip and attach the seal to the bottom of the top mounting rail.

Install the top mounting rail with 3 type A screws on the inside of the case. Insert the frames for the accordion panels into the top mounting rail and the frame guides. Attach the accordion panels to the side of the case using 4 type A screws on each side.

Troubleshooting Tips

Installation Instructions

Operating Instructions

Shipping screws

Prepare the Window and the Case